Clemson Baseball Preview vs WVU & Notes


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Leggett is back for his 35th year of coaching.
Leggett is back for his 35th year of coaching.

CLEMSON, S.C. - The

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Tigers open their 118th season with a three-game home series against West Virginia starting Friday.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - West Virginia (0-0) vs. Clemson (0-0)
• Rankings - WVU - NR; CU - No. 24 BA
• When - Friday (4 p.m.), Saturday (2:30 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - TigerCast
• Listen - TigerCast, WCCP (105.5 FM)
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Saturday) - Present your ticket stub from Saturday’s men’s basketball game in Littlejohn Coliseum and receive free admission.
• Promotion (Sunday) #1 - Family Four Pack - Purchase two reserved adult and two reserved youth tickets for only $20.
• Promotion (Sunday) #2 - Sunday Funday - Fun and family-friendly activities during the game and throughout Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Clemson leads 10-0 (1951-05)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 6-0 (1972-96)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Friday - RHP BJ Myers (WVU) vs. LHP Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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(CU)
• Saturday - LHP Ross Vance (WVU) vs. LHP Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(CU)
• Sunday - RHP Chad Donato (WVU) vs. RHP Brody KoernerBrody Koerner
Jr. RH Pitcher
#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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(CU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson had a 36-25 overall record and 15-14 ACC mark in 2014.
• The Tigers return five of nine position starters and 59 percent of their innings pitched from the 2014 team.
• Clemson begins the season with a nine-game homestand

WEST VIRGINIA OVERVIEW
• West Virginia is led by third-year Head Coach Randy Mazey, who hit .331 with 20 homers and 65 steals in 216 games as a Tiger from 1985-88.
• The Mountaineers, who will start three pitchers from the state of Texas, had a 28-26 overall record and 9-14 Big 12 Conference mark in 2014.
• Senior outfielder Brad Johnson, who played at USC Sumter in 2013, returns after hitting .318 in 2014.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson is 23-10 overall and 13-2 at home against the seven current Big 12 Conference teams it has played (has not faced TCU or Texas).
• Clemson’s last game against a Big 12 Conference team came in the 2010 College World Series, a 6-4 Tiger win over Oklahoma.
Patrick AndrewsPatrick Andrews
RS Jr. RH Pitcher
#43 6-4, 240
Hilton Head Island, SC

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, Andrew CoxAndrew Cox
RS So. Outfielder
#6 6-0, 215
Belton, SC

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, Matthew Crownover, Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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, Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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, Chris OkeyChris Okey
So. Catcher
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL

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and Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Sr. Outfielder
#18 5-8, 200
Cumming, GA

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are the 2015 team co-captains.

LEGGETT BY THE NUMBERS
• In 35 overall years, he has 1,300 wins, tied for ninth-most in Division I history and fifth-most among active coaches.
• He won his 1,300th career game in Clemson’s 3-2 walkoff win over No. 3 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. on May 22.
• His 923 wins as head coach at Clemson (1994-14) are seventh-most in the nation during that span.
• He has led Clemson to a winning ACC regular-season record 20 times in his first 21 seasons.
• He has 236 top-25 wins, 128 top-10 wins and 63 top-five wins as head coach at Clemson.

DKS RENOVATIONS
• Doug Kingsmore Stadium is undergoing renovations to keep it amongst the best facilities in the country.
• This past offseason, 150 premium seats were added at field level directly behind home plate.
• Both dugouts were expanded, making them two of the largest dugouts in the country.
• A new baseball facility is under construction behind the first-base dugout and is scheduled to be completed in the spring.
• The three-story building will house a spacious lockerroom, museum, meeting rooms and coaches offices among other amenities.

PRESEASON HONORS
• Seven Tigers earned preseason recognition. See the list below.

#37 Alex BosticAlex Bostic
So. LH Pitcher
#37 6-2, 215
Matthews, NC

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, LHP
• No. 9 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft by Baseball America

#9 STEVEN DUGGAR, OF
• Golden Spikes Award Watch List
• Third-team All-American by Baseball America
• Third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball
• Third-team All-American by D1Baseball
• Third-team All-American by Perfect Game
• Fourth-team All-American by College Sports Madness
• First-team All-ACC by College Sports Madness
• First-team All-ACC by Perfect Game
• No. 44 overall prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game
• No. 45 overall prospect for the 2015 draft by MLB.com
• No. 27 college prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game
• No. 55 college prospect for the 2015 draft by College Sports Madness
• No. 25 junior in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 6 ACC prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game
• No. 7 ACC prospect for the 2015 draft by Baseball America

#33 ZACK ERWIN, LHP
• No. 12 ACC prospect for the 2015 draft by Baseball America
• No. 21 ACC prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game

#3 TYLER KRIEGER, INF
• First-team All-ACC by College Sports Madness
• First-team All-ACC by Perfect Game
• No. 89 overall prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game
• No. 46 college prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game
• No. 40 junior in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 11 ACC prospect for the 2015 draft by Perfect Game

#25 CHRIS OKEY, C
• Third-team All-American by Baseball America
• Third-team All-American by Perfect Game
• First-team All-ACC by College Sports Madness
• No. 18 sophomore in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 4 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft by Baseball America
• No. 4 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft by Perfect Game

#5 Chase PinderChase Pinder
Fr. Infielder
#5 5-10, 175
Poquoson, VA

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Chase Pinder
Infielder
# 6-0, 165
Poquoson, VA

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, INF/OF
• No. 88 freshman in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 12 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft by Perfect Game

#8 Weston WilsonWeston Wilson
So. Infielder
#8 6-3, 195
High Point, NC

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, INF
• No. 79 sophomore in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 16 ACC prospect for the 2016 draft by Perfect Game

Tags: Patrick Andrews, Tyler Slaton, , Tyler Krieger, Andrew Cox, Brody Koerner, Zack Erwin, Matthew Crownover, Steven Duggar, Weston Wilson, Chris Okey
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